VOLCANO POEMS

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Locksley Hall Sixty Years After

Late, my grandson! half the morning have I paced these sandy tracts,
Watch'd again the hollow ridges roaring into cataracts,

Wander'd back to living boyhood while I heard the curlews call,
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Alfred Lord Tennyson

Alfred Lord Tennyson
An Octopus

of ice. Deceptively reserved and flat,
it lies “in grandeur and in mass”
beneath a sea of shifting snow-dunes;
dots of cyclamen-red and maroon on its clearly defined
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Marianne Moore

Marianne Moore
Psalm

1

Be silent with me, as all bells are silent!

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Ingeborg Bachmann
Elegy X

That some day, emerging at last from the terrifying vision
I may burst into jubilant praise to assenting angels!
That of the clear-struck keys of the heart not one may fail
to sound because of a loose, doubtful or broken string!
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Rainer Maria Rilke
Progress In The Pacific

Lapp'd in blue Pacific waters lies an isle of green and gold,
A garden of enchantment such as Eden was of old;
And the innocent inhabitants, pure children of the sun,
Resembled those of Eden, tooâ??in more respects than one.
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James Brunton Stephens
Heroism

There was a time when Ã?tna's silent fire
Slept unperceived, the mountain yet entire;
When, conscious of no danger from below,
She tower'd a cloud-capt pyramid of snow.
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William Cowper

William Cowper
Desire

The first time I saw you
I didn't really like you
For the reason that
I am afraid to love you
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Lynda

Lynda
The Strangest Creature On Earth

You're like a scorpion, my brother,
you live in cowardly darkness
like a scorpion.
You're like a sparrow, my brother,
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Nazim Hikmet
Duino Elegies: The Tenth Elegy

That some day, emerging at last from the terrifying vision
I may burst into jubilant praise to assenting angels!
That of the clear-struck keys of the heart not one may fail
to sound because of a loose, doubtful or broken string!
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Rainer Maria Rilke
The Bonfire

“Oh, let's go up the hill and scare ourselves,
As reckless as the best of them to-night,
By setting fire to all the brush we piled
With pitchy hands to wait for rain or snow.
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Robert Frost

Robert Frost
Climbing You

I want to understand the steep thing
that climbs ladders in your throat.
I can't make sense of you.
Everywhere I look you're there--
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Erica Jong
A Postcard From The Volcano

Children picking up our bones
Will never know that these were once
As quick as foxes on the hill;

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Wallace Stevens
Pauline Part I

To the memory of my devoted wife dead and gone yet always with me I dedicate

PAULINE

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Hanford Lennox Gordon
The Reticent Volcano Keeps

1748

The reticent volcano keeps
His never slumbering plan-
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Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson
Ode

I

IMAGINATION--ne'er before content,
But aye ascending, restless in her pride
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William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth
A Still'volcano'life

601

A still-Volcano-Life-
That flickered in the night-
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Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson
Forest History

I.

Beneath the vans of doom did men pass in.
Heroic who came out; for round them hung
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George Meredith

George Meredith
The Death Of Conradin

No cloud to dim the splendour of the day
Which breaks o'er Naples and her lovely bay,
And lights that brilliant sea and magic shore
With every tint that charmed the great of yore-
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Felicia Dorothea Hemans

Felicia Dorothea Hemans
The Missionary - Canto First

Beneath aerial cliffs, and glittering snows,
The rush-roof of an aged warrior rose,
Chief of the mountain tribes: high overhead,
The Andes, wild and desolate, were spread,
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William Lisle Bowles
The Progress Of Spring

THE groundflame of the crocus breaks the mould,
Fair Spring slides hither o'er the Southern sea,
Wavers on her thin stem the snowdrop cold
That trembles not to kisses of the bee:
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Alfred Lord Tennyson

Alfred Lord Tennyson
Gertrude Of Wyoming

PART I

On Susquehanna's side, fair Wyoming!
Although the wild-flower on thy ruin'd wall,
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Thomas Campbell
The Child And The Mariner

A dear old couple my grandparents were,
And kind to all dumb things; they saw in Heaven
The lamb that Jesus petted when a child;
Their faith was never draped by Doubt: to them
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William Henry Davies
Alastor: Or, The Spirit Of Solitude

Earth, Ocean, Air, belovèd brotherhood!
If our great Mother has imbued my soul
With aught of natural piety to feel
Your love, and recompense the boon with mine;
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Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley
In The Waiting Room

In Worcester, Massachusetts,
I went with Aunt Consuelo
to keep her dentist's appointment
and sat and waited for her
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Elizabeth Bishop
Don't Stir My Calm Water

Don't stir my calm water
There is an active volcano
Ready to erupt
Inside of me.
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Rose Marie Juan Austin
The Ring Bounded By Fear

We dwell in a place like paradise
A picturesque nation with seven thousand one hundred seven islands
Lying just above the equator
Seated in the western part
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Rose Marie Juan Austin
Philippines

She was broken up
Into seven thousand
One hundred seven pieces
Of unproportionate sizes
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Rose Marie Juan Austin
Shipwrecked's Island

An orphan of shipwreck
I'm in a gardenless land,
without laboured soil,
one island that a volcano laid waste
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Clark Ashton Smith
L'amour Supreme

Among the great ennuis, and great longings laid in ashes,
One only loves flames evermore in me.
Such an old volcano, with ever-mounting fire,
In an aging world whereon the night descends.
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Clark Ashton Smith
Lamentation Of The Peruvians

The foes of the east have come down on our shore,
And the state and the strength of Peru are no more:
Oh! curs'd, doubly curs'd, was that desolate hour,
When they spread o'er our land in the pride of their power!
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Alfred Lord Tennyson

Alfred Lord Tennyson
Mount Erebus (a Fragment)

A mighty theatre of snow and fire,
Girt with perpetual Winter, and sublime
By reason of that lordly solitude
Which dwells for ever at the world's white ends;
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Henry Kendall
Condemned Women: Delphine And Hippolyta

Within the dwindling glow of light from languid lamps,
Sunk in the softest cushions soaked with heady scent,
Hippolyta lay dreaming of the thrilling touch
That spread apart the veil of her young innocence.
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Charles Baudelaire

Charles Baudelaire
The Missionary. Canto First.

Argument.

One Day and Part of Night.

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William Lisle Bowles
Sonnet To A Stilton Cheese

Stilton, thou shouldst be living at this hour
And so thou art. Nor losest grace thereby;
England has need of thee, and so have I--
She is a Fen. Far as the eye can scour,
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Ferdinando And Elvira; Or, The Gentle Pieman

PART I.


At a pleasant evening party I had taken down to supper
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William Schwenck Gilbert
Don Juan - Canto The Tenth.

When Newton saw an apple fall, he found
In that slight startle from his contemplation -
'T is said (for I 'll not answer above ground
For any sage's creed or calculation) -
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George Gordon Byron
The Island - Canto The Third.

I.

The fight was o'er; the flashing through the gloom,
Which robes the cannon as he wings a tomb,
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George Gordon Byron
The Prophecy Of Dante

Canto The First.

Once more in Man's frail world! which I had left
So long that 'twas forgotten; and I feel
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George Gordon Byron
Hunt Me Well

Hunt me well and you will find me !
Hunt him well and you would find him

Oh hail the feet of the one my eyes look to.
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Jay-jay Orleans

Jay-jay Orleans
Heroism.

There was a time when ëtna's silent fire
Slept unperceived, the mountain yet entire;
When, conscious of no danger from below,
She tower'd a cloud-capt pyramid of snow.
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William Cowper

William Cowper
1985

The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth
the vengeance; he shall wash his feet in
the blood of the wicked. Psalm 58

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Brooks Haxton
On My Volcano Grows The Grass

1677

On my volcano grows the Grass
A meditative spot-
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Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson
The Steppe

How lovely those journeys into quiet!
Boundless the steppe, like a seascape,
ants rustle, and the feather-grass sighs,
mosquitoes go whining through space.
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Boris Pasternak

Boris Pasternak
The Problem

I like a church, I like a cowl,
I love a prophet of the soul,

And on my heart monastic aisles
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Haunted House

Suggested by a drawing of Thomas Moran, the American painter.

This must be the very night!
The moon knows it!-and the trees!
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George Macdonald

George Macdonald
1827; Or, The Poet's Last Poem

Ye Bards in all your thousand dens,
Great souls with fewer pence than pens,
Sublime adorers of Apollo,
With folios full, and purses hollow;
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Thomas Gent

Thomas Gent
The Captain's Story

“Well, comrades, let us fight one battle more;
Let the cock crow-we'll guard the camp till morn.
And-since the singers and the merry ones
Are hors de combat-fill the cups again;
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Hanford Lennox Gordon
The Ladies

I've taken my fun where I've found it;
I've rogued an' I've ranged in my time;
I've 'ad my pickin' o' sweet'earts,
An' four o' the lot was prime.
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Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling
Chant To Bolivar

Our Father thou art in Heaven,
in water, in air
in all our silent and broad latitude
everything bears your name, Father in our dwelling:
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Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda
Kitchen Poem

An Elegy for Tristan Tzara

In the hungry kitchen
The dog sings for its dinner.
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Francis Scarfe